Bridges of Compassion
is raising funds for our friends Pastor Martin & Patricia Indakwa in Mumias, Kenya, Africa who have been helping their community and surrounding villages by staging medical camps for all ages to provide treatments for Jiggers, Scabies, Malaria, and Typhoid. Millions are affected by these epidemics in Kenya and throughout Africa.
These extremely unpleasant and painful skin infestations are pervasive due to crowded conditions where close body and skin contact is frequent, as well as poor hygienic habits resulting from inadequate bathroom facilities and the unavailability of potable and otherwise clean water. And where there is no clean water available, water must be drawn from a local source that is often polluted, infested by mosquitoes, and must be boiled prior to use.
This fundraiser is for an upcoming medical camp they are planning to take into remote areas during Christmas week, December 23-28, 2019. As most inhabitants of these areas have no or very little access to any medical treatment whatsoever, hundreds of people come to these camps which are first-come, first-served due to the great limitation of medications and supplies.
The Indakwas hope to treat 300 children and adults during the camps next month. Along with a team of 5 medical aides and volunteers from their Victory of Grace congregation in Mumias, Pastor Martin and Patricia plan to stage camps in two different remote villages and serve all whom they can until they run out of supplies. In addition to personal treatments, patients are given EDUCATION on how to improve hygiene habits and maintain home cleanliness and prevention from possible re-infestation.
We would like to raise $6,500 to fund these December medical camps. As we have done for the past two years, 100% of donated funds will be wired directly to Pastor Martin via Western Union. A full accounting will be available on our website.